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If you’re looking for free NFL betting picks to follow each weekend in the regular season, then you should be looking at the leaders of the SuperContest, SuperContest Gold, and Circa Sports Million. These contestants have been shown to have the hot hand when it comes to making NFL picks this season.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is regarded by many as the world’s premier sports betting competition. With its ninth consecutive record-setting year, we’re not going to be ones to disagree. The 2019 SuperContest attracted 3,328 entries and the winner will walk away with a huge payday of $1.469 million. But this year the SuperContest isn’t the only big game in town.

The Circa Sports Million football handicapping contest is here and attracted 1,875 entries in its first year, with the winner set to earn a $1 million payday. In addition to providing sports betting enthusiasts with a ton of competitive fun and entertainment all season long, these contests provide sports bettors everywhere with a unique opportunity to gain an edge by tailing the contests’ top contestants.

SuperContest Leader Picks

Entering Week 8 of the SuperContest, contestant ‘TUCO’ leads the way with a record of 28-7. Despite a bad Week 7 that saw TUCO go 1-4, he’s still topping the record-setting field and picking winners at a rate of 80%.

We discussed how TUCO’s Week 7 card was out of the norm for him. He had been cruising along by focusing on underdogs and road teams. In Week 7, TUCO went with four favorites and three home teams. Now in Week 8, he’s back with five road underdogs. In Week 8, TUCO has the New York Giants (+6.5), Philadelphia Eagles (+1.5), Arizona Cardinals (+10.5), Oakland Raiders (+6.5), and Cleveland Browns (+13).

On the season, TUCO is 25-3 when taking road teams in the SuperContest. When taking underdogs, he’s 24-4. When taking road underdogs, he’s 21-2.

SuperContest Gold Leader Picks

In the SuperContest Gold, the current lead belongs to ‘WALTER PAYTON’ with a record of 25-10. That’s not as good as TUCO’s record, but it’s still worth 71.4% winners to date.

In Week 8, WALTER PAYTON has the Chicago Bears (-4), Atlanta Falcons (+6.5), Buffalo Bills (-1.5), Oakland Raiders (+6.5), and Kansas City Chiefs (+4) on his card.

The Bears and Bills are both home favorites in Week 8. When taking home favorites, WALTER PAYTON is 9-1. The Falcons and Chiefs are home underdogs. When taking home underdogs, WALTER PAYTON is 4-7 this season. His other pick of the Raiders is a road underdog. When taking road underdogs, WALTER PAYTON is 8-2.

Circa Sports Million Leader Picks

In the Circa Sports Million contest, it’s ‘Gamblers Anonymous’ on top of the pack entering Week 8 with a record of 26-7-2. His picks for Week 8 are the Detroit Lions (-7), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5), Chicago Bears (-4), Atlanta Falcons (+6.5), and Kansas City Chiefs (+3.5).

We’d like to remind you that all of the betting lines used in this write-up are contest lines, so they are locked. It’s always important to get a good number, so pay attention to line movements and compare to current to the contest lines in order to make sure you’re getting the best of it.

Stay tuned to SharpSide.com for more coverage of the major Vegas sports handicapping contests, including the top picks for contestants crushing it so that you can tail in your own betting ventures.